Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right California icon-chevron-right Los Angeles icon-chevron-right The 14 best Halloween costume stores in Los Angeles

The 14 best Halloween costume stores in Los Angeles

No matter what you’re looking for, these top Halloween costume stores are full of spooky fun and inspiration

By Gillian Glover |
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

The key to making the most out of Halloween? A killer costume! Now all you need to do is find an amazing Halloween store. Los Angeles has more costume and vintage shops than most cities, which makes things tough. We’ve put together this handy guide to the best shops in Los Angeles for looks that’ll please everyone from the Hogwarts-obsessed child to the steampunk-inspired artiste. These stores have the goods and the experts to help you stand out from the crowd at all those Halloween parties you’re finally going to hit up this year (or, of course, the family-friendly attractions you might be more inclined to frequent).

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Halloween in L.A.

Halloween store options in Los Angeles

Shopping, Pop-up shops

Glendale Halloween Time

icon-location-pin Glendale

A one-stop Halloween superstore. This sprawling space is chock-full of costumes for adults and youngsters, wigs, makeup and accessories. A friendly staff, which includes many costume-industry veterans, can help with costume ideas; and a makeup artist can give quick tutorials on applying special-effects makeup. Masks, shoes, jewelry and decorations are also on hand.

Shopping, Costume shops

Hollywood Toys & Costumes

icon-location-pin Hollywood

This Hollywood Boulevard staple has been in business for more than 50 years and supplies the public as well as movie studios with costumes, props, wigs, masks, accessories and more. You’ll find a large selection of adult and children’s costumes, jewelry, make-up, novelties, hobbies and collectibles.

Shopping, Costume shops

Etoile Costume & Party Center

icon-location-pin Tarzana

This party center not only offers decorations and all your Halloween needs, but also a big selection of rental and retail costumes and accessories year-round. Shoppers can browse the aisles packed with costumes, wigs and accessories for men, women, kids and even pets. Costumes range from famous characters such as Batman and Harry Potter to masquerade gowns and masks.

Shopping, Arts, crafts & hobbies

Party City

icon-location-pin Westside

The Wal-Mart of party shops. Party City has a variety of cheap costumes for all ages—and even a small selection for the dog. They’re better known for carrying a crapload of paper party supplies, from gift bags and decorative plates and napkins to spooky spider decorations and helium balloons galore. It’s not the most inspiring store, but you’re never far from one. Check the website for Party City locations near you.

More shops for costume ideas